An Ilkeston Teenager’s War Diary 1940 by Colin Henshaw aged 15 – entries transcribed by Phil Henshaw

Price: £4.50

A tiny diary written by an Ilkeston teenager in 1940 gives a fascinating insight into the world of a boy leading an ordinary life during extraordinary times. Its contents combine daily descriptions of adolescent life with running reports on the progress of the first year proper of the Second World War.